{DIY Packaging} Begin with a Basic Box.

“It would be so fulfilling to create something lovely.” ~Julie Andrews

These ‘something lovely’ packages start with a basic, standard box. Buy the size(s) that fit your products, then decorate them yourself with these amazing embellishments.



Use a flower punch – there are a number of flower punches available thanks to the many scrapbooking enthusiasts (try ektools; they have a number of styles and sizes; starting at $4.49). Once you have your flower cut outs, add a little hot glue and stick to the box. If you want to add depth and dimension to some of the flowers, use foam adhesive to give your flowers a ‘lift’. (try 3D-Dots Adhesive Foam Strips $1.99).


Pulling off this gift wrapped style is almost as easy as tying your shoe: Print your designs on lightweight paper, wrap the boxes and tie them with a bow. ­­­­I’m thinking biz names/logos, a tag line, quote…whatever matches you/your business. All that’s needed is a graphics program to create your custom designs. Don’t know how or have the time? Hire a designer to create for you or you can purchase one of our 11×17 PRINTABLE PDF ‘Personalized Paper’ files (next 3 images below: Logo, Tagline/Quote, Letter) for $15.50 in our shop!


There’s a secret to this decorative box: A standard box is purchased and then wrapped with fun tape. And while it’s high on style, it’s low on effort. This practical, pretty tape (by TapeSwell is $7.00) will make a good first impression or put a smile on the recipient’s face!


Wind ribbon or personalized paper that matches your business color and/or design pattern around the box and secure with hot glue. Pick a complimentary ribbon, tie a bow at the top and ‘tag’ your package with your business name/logo.


All of these packages began with a simple, plain box. Do you want to have a successful business? Plain, vanilla, boring, blah doesn’t make you MEMORABLE.  Giving your customers a little something extra, something that is UNIQUELY YOU, makes you memorable.

And, oh by the way, MEMORABLE = SALES!


Photo Sources ­­­via my packaging ideas board.

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  1. Hi Tana, I found your picture of the box with pink/red ribbon on Pinterest and without knowing you wrote a ‘business comment’ along with it, I adapted your pretty example to fit my company’s colours. My customers are getting a christmas thank-you card, handmade and pretty like yours! Thank you for your nice work!
    (hoping the picture upload of mine works).
    Greetings and a blessed christmas!

  2. Thanks Tana for providing the valuable information about the packaging materials. DIY PACKAGING is such a versatile packaging material, and millions of food and clothes manufacturing business are used each year to protect and display products and food items. Infect, Professional packaging companies use Eco-friendly, biodegradable and reusable materials for manufacturing the packaging boxes. For the best looking and most durable products packaging, rigid boxes are best. It is prepared from condensed paperboard four times thicker than the standard paperboard; throughout they are expensive but still affordable enough to create luxury packaging.

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